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Peter Thiel is almost definitely behind this mysterious 'heterodox science' course (Broke in the Verge. Follow story here)
Opinion + Analysis
Dear media: When you cover death by suicide, do it thoughtfully (Los Angeles Times)
Donald Trump is the hateful voice of a culture that bullies women (Los Angeles Times)
Bono, Pass the Mic (BRIGHT)
The biggest sin on ‘The Bachelor’ isn’t the age difference (The Lily // The Washington Post)
The Evolving Obituary (Pacific Standard)
Rewiring the Democratic Brain With George Lakoff (San Francisco Magazine)
Q&A: Robert Reich on Saving Capitalism (California Magazine)
Mars on Mars: An Interview with Artist Stella Maria Baer (The Morning News)
Bang for Your Buck (The Morning News (original), Reader's Digest (reprinted))
The Summer of Lana Del Rey (The Rumpus)
ENOUGH: That too is an ordinary story (The Rumpus)
This is a selection. Other pieces are available upon request.